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aha! June?

Okay, according to the National Weather Service, this has been the wettest spring so far around here. It also has been the warmest. Which makes me think that maybe we are headed to become a tropical rainforest. I DO NOT LIKE THE RAIN. At least, not so much of it. Although it definitively has its upside:  No need to water the garden. Everything is so lush and green. I have never had so many fat blooms on my roses.

one… and so many more to come!

However, I am also a shop owner. And right now, my store is full of the cutest summer dresses. They beg to be worn on a sunny, hot summer day. After all, we are fast approaching solstice and then the days will get shorter… again. Maybe you are taking a summer vacation once school is out. Or the weather around here turns for the better – either way, have a look!

Anni Kuan silk skirt, wrap T-shirt

Hazel flower halter dress

structured Anni Kuan dress with pockets

a wedding? wear this colorful dress by Darling!

Boardwalk dress by Whitewash, with pockets to hold your groceries!

Neesha! one of four spaghetti strap dresses.

cowl neck shirt by Neesha, and Darling Pippa skirt













The weather gods must have heard me: the sun IS coming out. And while I can’t wait for it to warm my skin… I do love how the rain created this lushness:


bonus attributes

Admittedly, I fall for unusual stuff. In the past, I have bought clothing that had an interesting shape, wild pattern or consisted of a variety of (suspicious) materials. Very often, there was only one left in the store and also very often, it was on SALE because of that. Combine an unusual item with a sale price – you got me.

I probably don’t have to tell you that as soon as the ‘unusual’ item joined the other inhabitants of my closet, it discovered it had NO friends. Nothing that would even remotely look good with it. Questioning my sanity, I would ask myself in bewilderment WHAT on earth got me to buy that thing in the first place, let alone what I imagined pairing with it. Yet, it was there. In order to justify the purchase I would break it out a few times, wear it, love/hate it….and ultimately get rid of it after many seasons of just taking up space on a hanger.

I have gotten slightly better and can stay away from beautiful (but difficult) fabrics and clothing that is intriguing but highly impractical. Having a store helps. Buying clothing for customers has taught me a thing or two about what works and what not.

Pockets:  we always have stuff that needs to go someplace.

Elastic Waist:  no two people are alike and waist circumferences are amazingly flexible.

Reversible: the ultimate travel solution – two garments in one!


reversible cashmere/silk shawls by Rapti - so soft and comfortable!

pockets on this Anni Kuan skirt! put both hands in and look cool!

elastic waist and feminine! (by Darling of London)

elastic waist AND reversible, new skirts by Indira

Pulling items from the store to photograph these outfits, I found so many separates to go together… I bet any of these would have lots of companions in YOUR closet!




fall is lurking around the corner?

Yes, the calendar says it is SEPTEMBER. School starts the day after tomorrow. Flowers are wilting and drying up. Tomatoes finally ripen.

… and we are still having a most beautiful SUMMER!

Over the last week, my UPS guy has stopped almost every day with a new box. Of FALL merchandise! I know that clothing manufacturers have their ideas of deliveries, which at this point in time really does not coincide with the season.

Does not matter – I finally broke down and moved all summer stuff onto a ‘sale’ rack. Unpacked my boxes and started steaming the new outfits with the air conditioning ON.  And it is lovely!  More muted colors, thicker fabrics, long sleeves – ideas of covering up and warming myself by a fire crept up.


A glimpse into FALL and WINTER styles

cozy two tone dress by Hazel

shirt dress in soft jersey by Anni Kuan

wool cardigan by Darling of London

hooded, fitted dress in organic cotton by SkunkFunk

As one customer put it the other day:  When you buy Fall clothing NOW you have the best choices!

Now wait until I post the coats that I have in the store!   (… still a bit early for that, I think!)

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